Isabelle Sully ~ Keywords: administration, language, feminist histories, institutional critique, experimental writing

Isabelle Sully (1991, AU) practices across art-making, curating, editing and writing. Working with feminist histories in mind, she takes the mechanisms and materiality of administration as the main focus within her work, developing conceptual projects that span experimental writing, sculpture, performance, exhibition-making and publishing. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne/Naarm, in 2013 and a Master of Arts (Art Praxis) from the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem, in 2017. Originally from Melbourne/Naarm, she now lives in Rotterdam where she is the founding editor of Unbidden Tongues, co-editor of Tangents and co-curator of Playbill. Her involvement with the administrative sphere of institutional practice played out in her previous role as assistant director-curator (2020–2024) at Kunstverein, Amsterdam, and does currently as artistic director (2024–) at A Tale of A Tub, Rotterdam.




Isabelle returned to DAI in a variety of roles: first as a member of the accreditation support team 2019, Life after DAI advisor 2023 and 2024. Since 2024 she is also a member of DAI's Admissions Committee.

Learn more about Isabelle's 20 minute presentation Mouthpiece for Maelstrom Slow Dance - DAI's 3 day performance lectures marathon, June 2017 at Theater Oostpool in Arnhem.  

Learn more about Isabelle Sully’s written MA thesis (DAI, 2017): For Public Record: On the Artwork as Lobby

Follow Isabelle’s "Life after DAI" by means of her website and Instagram